Meriden - Howard (Shorty) Weyant, 82, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 20, 2009 at MidState Medical Center following a brave battle against heart and kidney disease. He was born on Feb. 4, 1927 in Cromwell the son of the late Daniel and Alice (Walstead) Weyant. Howie moved to Meriden in 1941 living on the city's east side. He then served in the Army Infantry as a mechanic. He completed basic training at Fort Gordon , GA. and was dispatched to serve in Germany during World War II. He met his future wife Rhoda Birdsey at a neighborhood gathering place, New Dam. They married on May 31, 1947. Howie was a one of a kind, humorous man who worked as a truck driver his entire life until his retirement in 1992. He relayed many an 'on the road' story which left his listener with a smile or gasp on their face. He was employed by Boehle's Trucking Company, Cooper Jarret Trucking and retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking Company. Howie loved working on cars, especially his 1963 Corvette split window coupe. He enjoyed watching and attending Nascar races. Howie is survived by his wife Rhoda and his best friend and confidant, his son Todd. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Lois Somerset, a brother-in-law, Kenneth Birdsey and wife Jean of Wallingford, VT, several nieces and nephews who enjoyed spending holidays with 'Uncle Howie'. He will be missed by his two faithful 'Kitty buddies', Kyle and Rusty. He was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Beraducci. A heartfelt thanks goes out to his daily visitor and loyal friend, Scott Hubbard who was always there for the Weyants. The family would also like to than the staff and personnel of Wing 100 at the Meriden Center and MidState Medical Center for their care and compassion shown to Howard. Funeral service will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Howard's memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, Ct 06450. Arrangements are with Beecher & Bennett- Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT.

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  1. I was the 11-7 nurse who cared for your dad on 100 wing. Howard was a kind and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed. Please remember to feed the cats….Sincerely Jennifer Addy

  2. So sorry for your loss. I grew up listening to stories of Mr. Weyant whom my Dad refered to as .Little Howie. and the times they shared at St. Johnsbury. I can just imagine the stories they are sharing in Heaven now! The Dick Reed family

  3. Todd, Noreen and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of working with your Dad. He had diesel fuel in his viens as did my Dad. They were a breed of thier own and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a good friend and I think of you often. God Bless You and your Mom. Your Friend Dave Spears

  4. To Rhoda and Todd, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. The neighborhood will no longer be the same without Howie. Everyone one who met him, loved him and his stories. I will forever miss seeing him sitting in front of the garage and giving me a wave. I love you Howie, God Bless! Love, The Chase Family

  5. Hi are name is annie ans sandy we loved howard he was ar friend..we live right down the street at 67 cricket dr.we used to stop bye alot to see him he was always in the garage, he was always friendly and he made us laugh we will miss him very much.. annie and sandy

  6. Aunt Rhoda, We are so very sorry to hear Uncle Howard passed. None of the family was aware until just recently with Lucy Stakey’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God Bless and bring you comfort each day.

  7. Todd, Noreen and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of working with your Dad. He had diesel fuel in his viens as did my Dad. They were a breed of thier own and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a good friend and I think of you often. God Bless You and your Mom. Your Friend Dave Spears

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